The Employability Skills of Teacher Education Graduates of the Kalinga-Apayao State CollegeJournal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.4, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2016-06-05
Authors : Rhonda Vail G. Leyaley;
Page : 9-17
Keywords : Employability SkillsTeacher Education; Graduates; Specialization;
The very competitive job market led the researcher to look into the employability skills of the Teacher Education graduates of the Kalinga- Apayao State College. It aimed to determine the level of employability skills of the respondents according to program and specialization, and if there are significant differences in the level of employability skills of the respondents according to the moderator variables. The findings reveal that all the Teacher Education graduates are Much Skilled along oral communication. The Bachelor of Secondary Education graduates are found to be Much Skilled along the areas that have connection with their specialization. However, all the graduates show Moderate Skills along numeracy except those who specialized in mathematics. It is therefore recommended that for the Kalinga Apayao State College to achieve its vision and mission, officials as well as the teachers should plan activities where students can develop all the skills required by employers; Enhancement of the communication skills of Mathematics graduates must be done to better motivate the learners to love math; Trainers and or instructors of teacher education students are encouraged to attend seminars and trainings that would provide them the skill to develop their students? needed skills in the workplace; The Curriculum of the Teacher Education Program must be enhanced to include subjects and topics that will develop the employability skills of the students; A tracer study should be conducted in schools with employed teachers who are graduates of KASC.
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